22-28 Sept 2021
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My Father’s Land

My Father’s Land

Papa Jah, a Haitian gardener, has spent the last forty years in the Bahamas, living in a marginalised community named the Mud. When news arrives that his 103-year-old father has taken ill back in Haiti, Papa Jah fears he may not see him before he passes. Papa Jah travels back to Haiti, to his family’s small village on the island La Tortue, to reunite with his father, hopefully before it is too late.

My Father’s Land (2015)

Region:

The Bahamas, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago

Language:

English, Haitian Creole, Spanish, with English subtitles

Rating:

GA

Director(s):

Miquel Galofré, Tyler Johnston


Miquel Galofré, Tyler Johnston

Miquel Galofré is from Barcelona, Spain. His previous, award-winning documentaries are Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast? (ttff/09), Hit Me with Music (ttff/11), Songs of Redemption (co-directed by Amanda Sans, ttff/13), and Art Connect (ttff/14). He lives in Trinidad and Tobago.

Tyler Johnson is a Bahamian-American filmmaker and artist living in Trinidad and Tobago. He is the director of the short documentary Five Bones (ttff/12).

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